Working Towards Clean And Clear
A community conference on the impact of human activity on Lake Huron
Saturday August 26, 2006
8:30am to 1:00pm
Goderich Community Centre/Arena
180 McDonald Street, 2nd Floor
$10 at the door
Funded by the Huron County Clean Water Project
Setting the stage
Nigel Bellchamber, Conference Moderator, and member of the Ashfield Colborne Lakefront Association
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians works to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on clean water, the right to water, and prevention of diversion of the Great Lakes, among other issues.
Energy on the Shoreline: Anaerobic Digesters
Brandon Moffatt, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Anaerobic digestion is a natural process to treat waste and produce renewable energy. Anaerobic digesters have been around for a long time, and they are commonly used for sewage treatment and for managing animal waste. Almost any organic material can be processed in this manner. This includes biodegradable waste materials such as paper waste, grass clippings, leftover food, sewage and animal waste.
Energy Conservation & Living Off The Grid
Robert Budd, Huron County Resident
Stewardship Manual for Coastal Residents
Katherine Grechuta, Stewardship Manual Coordinator, Huron County Planning and Development
Intended for non-farm residents, cottagers, and property owners along the Lake Huron shoreline, this manual includes worksheets and provides a framework for evaluation while encouraging the creation of individual Action Plans to limit the impact of living along such a significant fresh water source. Topics covered in the Manual include: Before and During Construction, Private Well Water Supply, Wastewater and Septic Systems, Gardening and Landscaping, Storage and Handling of Toxic Materials.
Well Aware Programme
Lynda Bausinger, Project Manager, Elora Centre For Environmental Excellence
The Well Aware program offers advice and assistance to rural residents about their wells and surrounding property. Well owners are guided through a self-assessment to help identify and address potential risks to their drinking water, and receive recommendations of well maintenance and upgrading.
Eliminating Cosmetic Pesticide Use
Janet May, Coordinator, Pesticide Free Ontario
Founded in 1999, Pesticide Free Ontario (PFO) is a network of over 100 individuals and organizations working to replace the non- essential use of pesticides with sustainable, non-toxic alternatives. PFO works with environmental organizations, labour unions, scientists, health professionals and municipalities to restrict pesticide use on public and private property.
Ashfield-Colborne Lakefront Association
Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association
Friends of the BayField River
Huron County Health Unit